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Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading challenge is a great way to keep children reading during the school holidays. Children can sign up at the library, then read six library books to complete the Challenge. There are exclusive rewards to collect along the way, and it’s FREE to take part! …
Please visit the libraries website to find out about Fun for all the Family with

•Sci-Fi Labs
•Space Crafts
•Virtual Reality
•Space Training
•Alien Hunts and more.

All ages welcome, free, contact the library to book your interest.


First Holy Communion

Good luck to Primary 4b and 4d who are making their First Holy Communion at 10 a.m. on Saturday the 18th May in St. Cadoc’s church.  Our thoughts and prayers are with them on this special day.

We would appreciate if you could be mindful of the neighbours when parking at the church so that everyone is safe.

After Mass, there will be lots of time for photographs so we ask that no photographs are taken during the Mass.  At the end of Mass, the official photographer will take two class photographs.  As the children will be moving around at this time, we ask that you remain in your seats until both of these photographs have been taken.

Many thanks for your support.


The Primary 7 Information Evening for parents and pupils will take place on Tuesday 14th May at 7pm. This is a wonderful opportunity for parents to obtain important information for their children who will begin S1 in August 2019 in the new session. There will be the opportunity to meet staff from all departments and to have a tour of the school. St. Ninian’s staff look forward to welcoming as many young people  (in school uniform ) and parents as possible.

Celebration of the Sacraments – Reminder

Just a reminder that the Mass of Enrolment will take place on Sunday 10th March in St. Cadoc’s Church and children should sit with their parents during the 10 o’clock Mass.  All children intending to receive the Sacraments this year should participate in this ceremony.

The Sacrament of First Reconciliation will be celebrated in St. Cadoc’s Church on Monday 11th March at 7pm. The children will sit together as a group and will receive individual Confession and absolution during the service.

P1 Applications January 2019

Changes to Primary 1 Applications

For children due to start school in August 2019, you must make your application via the new online system in January 2019. The exact dates this form will be available will be advised in due course.

Once you have made your application, you must report to your catchment school during the week 14th to 18th January, with the following documents:

  • Your child’s birth certificate
  • Your current Council Tax Statement
  • A recent mortgage statement or tenancy agreement
  • Child Benefit Statement, if you receive this, or a recent utility bill, bank statement (showing transactions in the last 3 months) or a driving licence
  • Your child’s Roman Catholic Baptismal certificate, if you have one

Placing request applications must also be made online.

Mass of Commitment/Enrolment

On Sunday 9th December, we will have our Enrolment Ceremony for the Sacrament of Confirmation during the 10 o’clock Mass. Children should sit with their parents and sponsor and are asked to wear school uniform (a white shirt and tie).

During Mass, Monsignor Monaghan will invite the children to process to the altar and present their petition in the form of a Letter for the Rite of Enrolment. In return, every child will be given a copy of the Baptismal Promises.

The children will write their Letter of Enrolment in school and it should be counter-signed by you. This letter is an essential part of the ceremony and it is important that your child is encouraged to take full responsibility for bringing it with them to the Mass. All children intending to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this year should participate in this ceremony.

If you have not already done so, please complete and return the Baptismal Record and photograph tear-off slip to your child’s class teacher as soon as possible.

If your child is not preparing for Reception of this Sacrament, they are very welcome to attend and receive a blessing.

Thank you once again for your support as we work together to prepare the children during this special time.